All in all our first outing for St. Paul Street Evangelization, Baraboo was good. It definitely helped assuage any nervousness we were having about it. And – it put our Catholic faith out there in a big way. There were lots of “No”s to the offer of a rosary but there were some “Yes”es too. Most of those were from practicing Catholics. Although, two rosaries were handed out to two people (at different times) who believe in God but are not practicing any faith. Our conversations were so short so that part is tough because we’d like to tell them so much more! After the short conversation with them we just left it up to God to develop any seed that was, hopefully, planted. Truly, that is all we are there to do – plant seeds.
There was one very lengthy conversation with a woman who is a practicing Catholic from the Chicago area. She was thrilled that we were out there. And – another family also from the Chicago area thanked us for putting our Catholic faith in the public square too. So – we were given much encouragement from fellow practicing Catholics who witnessed our presence. We are praising God for his goodness to us!
We are starting to form our team, here, in Baraboo. We will be praying that God will call who we need to our team. If you are being called to evangelize with our team, please contact our team coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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St. Paul Street Evangelization is a grassroots, non-profit organization, dedicated to responding to the mandate of Jesus to preach the Gospel to all nations by taking our Catholic Faith to the streets. We do this in a non-confrontational way, allowing the Holy Spirit to move in the hearts of those who witness our public Catholic presence.
Christ’s call to evangelize was made to every Catholic Christian, and the Second Vatican Council reiterated this need, urging each of the baptized to bring the Gospel, found fully in the Catholic Church, to a culture that has largely reverted to paganism. As an on-the-street Catholic evangelization organization, St. Paul Street Evangelization provides an avenue for you to share the Person of Jesus Christ and the truth and beauty of the Catholic Faith with a hungry culture. Click Get Involved on the menu to find out how you can help.
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